Tropical Storm Igor Forms in Atlantic | NBC 6 South Florida

Tropical Storm Igor Forms in Atlantic

Expected to strengthen as it moves west



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    IN SPACE, ATLANTIC OCEAN - AUGUST 23: In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Tropical Storm Danielle gains strength as it moves west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands at 14 MPH August 23, 2010 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from space. Forecasters say that Danielle has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and the storm could become a hurricane by late Tuesday. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

    Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds of near 40 mph (65 kph).

    Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Igor was moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 kph). The center of the storm is expected to pass south of the Cape Verde Islands by Thursday.

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southern Cape Verde Islands.

    Some slow strengthening is expected over the next two days.